Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet

The Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) connect members and inspires ballet audiences through a variety of ticketed events and communications. These activities grow the profile and appreciation of this wonderful art form, resulting in fundraising efforts that support The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School. Receive ballet news, insights and events by registering to receive FAB’s virtual updates.

 

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September 2020

Friends in Virtual Conversation – Leo Schofield

Wednesday 9 September @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – Zoom Sydney, Australia
Free

In recognition of the ongoing support from our members, The Friends of The Australian Ballet we invite you to join us for a warm interactive conversation via Zoom. Hosted by Friends Deputy Chair Bruce Pollack in conversation with Leo Schofield AM Twenty years ago this month, Australia welcomed the world to Sydney. Leo Schofield was the Artistic Director of the 2000 Sydney Olympic and the 2000 Summer Paralympics arts festivals. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a…

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December 2020

2021 Season Launch | Live with David Hallberg

Tuesday 1 December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online – Microsoft Teams Sydney, Australia

2021 SEASON LAUNCH | A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM DAVID HALLBERG To thank you for your incredible FAB support this year, we’re pleased to invite you to attend an exclusive live online event, as we celebrate the start of an exciting new era for ballet in Australia. Be one of the first to hear about David Hallberg's dazzling first season as Artistic Director. Join David is Executive Director Libby Christie and outgoing Artistic Director David McAllister with some very special guests for an in-depth briefing on The…

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April 2021

New York Dialects Dress Rehearsal

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45 – $120

The final dress rehearsal for New York Dialects, The Australian Ballet’s return to the stage in 2021. This triple bill is David Hallberg’s first program as Artistic Director and features two revered classics from George Balanchine, the great game-changer of ballet, with a brand-new creation from a 21st-century innovator. On sale 4 March.

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Counterpointe Dress Rehearsal

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45 – $120

The final dress rehearsal for Counterpointe, a double bill of the elegant 19th-century classic Raymonda with the vigour and attack of Artifact Suite by William Forsythe, who stretches classical forms into original modernity. Audiences will also enjoy a performance of George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, a brief but thrilling divertissement.

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Celebrating David McAllister AM

April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
TBA Sydney, Australia

A gala luncheon to farewell David McAllister. This milestone event will celebrate all things David, with the help of some special guests.

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